Online Boating Course For New Zealand

22nd January 2013

This is a demonstration from Powerboat Training New Zealand’s next generation of boating courses, which is fully interactive and able to be completed online. If you don’t have time to sit in the classroom, this is a great way to get an internationally recognised qualification.

Trailer boat tips for safe towing

6th December 2012
Boat on trailer

Towing your trailer boat, whether taking it on holiday or going to the local boat ramp, is something all boaties should take seriously. You may think it will never happen to you but seeing a boat going for a sail on it’s own down the road after coming adrift from your tow bar is not a pretty sight!

Nautiques Winter News

3rd July 2012

The shortest day has been and gone, and we can all start looking forward to spring and summer. What better time to start thinking about a new boat, or if new isn’t for you, possibly one of our quality pre loved selection for the upcoming season. We have had a busy couple of months, and are looking forward to a great season.

JP Tobin gets Bronze at RS:X World Championships

28th March 2012
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JP Tobin achieves a bronze medal at the RS:X World Championships. Throughout the event, except for his single drop, JP maintained a top five finish in every race. This is his best result ever at a Windsurfing World Championship. Throughout the event, except for his single drop, JP maintained a top five finish in every race. This is his best result ever at a Windsurfing World Championship.

Wet ride on the (not) White Island Race

30th November 2011
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The (NOT) Round White Island Race – renamed with a new course set following the grounding of cargo ship Rena off the coast of Tauranga. Media attention from the ensuing problems of oil spills and floating containers still unsecured is very much in the public eye – I rest my case.

Nautiques November 2011 News

18th November 2011
nautique demo boat

With Christmas just around the corner the days are flying by, there is no better time to start thinking about a new boat, or getting the current boat out and giving it the once over for the upcoming season. We …

Orca mimics outboard motor [video]

8th November 2011
Luna the Orca plays with outboard motor

You might have seen a video online of a dog playing with an Orca. That Orca was “Luna” who was a common sight around Vancouver Island, Cananda back in 2001 where he was well known for playing with boaties in the area. Somehow, Luna was separated from his pod at the tender age of just two years and lived alone off the Vancouver Island coast.

Boat safety in the Wellington Region

17th September 2011
Wellington Harbour

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city. A center of government, art and culture. And a destination for travelers catching the ferry to the South Island. It also a base for many water-based recreational activities.

These activities are governed by the same maritime rules as the rest of New Zealand. There also subject to control by the Wellington region navigation and safety bylaws.

Boating in Hawkes Bay

12th September 2011
Boating Safety in Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay is renowned for its vineyards, orchards and diversity of country, offering many recreational boating opportunities and experiences to visitors and locals alike.

The Hawkes Bay regional council administers the inland waterways and coastal region.

Marine safety in Lake Taupo Region

7th September 2011
Boat on Lake Taupo

During the summer months the number of lake users rises considerably, meaning new-comers don’t have local knowledge or are ill-prepared for the changes on the lake when sudden changes occur. Even those with Lake experience are often caught out by the size of the waves, which can become dangerous within minutes.